The 1st edition of the Michel Catalog Comics Ganze Welt 2020 is the must-have catalog for the lovers of comic heroes on stamps. This full color catalog of 208 pages compiles approx. 2’100 stamps issued on the theme of comics stars, in color and more than 15’500 price appraisals.
Content of Michel Catalog Comics – Ganze Welt 2020
Over 2’100 Stamp issues from around the world on the topic of comic heroes, also authors, entrepreneurs or other motifs closely linked to comics,
for instance the building of the Belgium Comic Museum, based on the data of the MICHEL Online Catalog Database.
The very first edition that stars Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Asterix et al!
Specially Belgium, France and Japan issue many stamps that feature this theme and their own comic heroes.
The Michel Catalog Comics – Ganze Welt also contains stamps that show not only comic scenes but also authors, entrepreneurs or other motifs closely linked to comics, for instance the building of the Belgium Comic Museum.
The issues for the Michel Catalog Comics – Ganze Welt were again selected with the aid of the MICHEL Online list function, which collectors can use to compile and print their own collection areas.
Comprehensive catalog introduction with key information on usage and philatelic A-Z lexicon
Handy & high-quality catalog format with high resolution color images
More concise catalog design and modern layout thanks to an innovative manufacturing process
Over 2100 colour pictures and approx. 15,500 price appraisals
Novelties up to MICHEL Rundschau 4/2020 included
When hearing the word “comics“, most people will automatically think of Mickey Mouse and Superman from the United States, Asterix from France or Lucky Luke from Belgium. Yet from a philatelic viewpoint, comics are German!
In 1958 the first stamps worldwide that depict comic motifs were issued by the Federal Republic of Germany and simultaneously by Saarland. On the occasion of the 50th death anniversary of Wilhelm Busch, the first issue is dedicated to one of the poet’s most widely-known picture stories by featuring Max and Moritz. It was not until 10 years later that the U.S. also issued their
first stamp dedicated to this theme: MiNo. 963 from 1968 shows Walt Disney, who had passed away two years earlier.
The artful combination of language and drawing in connection with numerous cult characters has turned comics into a genre that is popular and recognized all over the world and has been established as a global stamp motif.
This new Michel Catalog Comics – Ganze Welt 2020 shows several thousand stamps that were issued by 128 different countries and feature this theme.
Everybody probably knows Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck or Asterix – usually from having read these comics. What they all have in common is that they are cartoon characters whose adventures are depicted in comic magazines and books. That observation concurs with the best definition we have found for the term “comic“: mass-produced printed picture stories with integrated texts. According to that definition, German flyers from around 1500 are considered to be the first comics ever.
Comics in the form of motifs on stamps are considerably younger; the first issues that featured that motif were the stamps MiNo. 281 and 282 issued by the Federal Republic of Germany and the issues of OPD Saarbrücken with identical images. These issues were dedicated to Wilhelm Busch, who is considered to be the most important comic author of the 19th Century. Since then comics on stamps have become both more frequent and more international.
When leafing through the MICHEL motif volume Comics The Whole World, you will notice that this form of art is particularly widespread in several countries. These include our neighbouring countries Belgium and France on the one hand, and particularly Japan, which has developed its very own comic culture and form, on the other hand. Yet issues from many other countries show just how international this form of literature has really become.
Separating this collection area from others was not an easy task, and we want to thank the booksellers and literary scientists who have helped us to do this. Should you find something that doesn’t belong into this volume, however, the responsibility for that lies with the Editorial Team and not with the consultants. We have also tried to keep the definition general; for that reason you will also find stamps that depict authors, entrepreneurs and even the building of the Belgian Comic Museum.
In some cases the reference to comics can only be found in the footnotes on the descriptions of the stamps and not in the motif per se. However, we did include these issues as well so as to provide an overview that is as comprehensive as possible.
The MICHEL motif title Comics was prepared by using the list function provided by MICHEL Online that is also available to any online user. It enables users to compile and manage up to 1000 different lists. The selection for this edition was made in the spring of 2020. It is likely that there will be new issues with this motif in the near future; these will be presented in MICHEL Rundschau or on MICHEL Online. A subscription to either will therefore pay off.
Let us conclude by wishing you lots of fun with this new MICHEL volume. Grin!
Schwaneberger Publishing House
The Editorial Team
Stamp collectors specialized in stamps on comics, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
Title: MICHEL Catalog Comics Ganze Welt 2020
Edition: 1st edition, in color.
Format: 148 mm x 210 mm, paperback
Publisher: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH
Publication Date: 07/08/2020
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Briefmarken aus aller Welt mit Comic-Motiven auf Basis der Daten des MICHEL Online.
Die Erstauflage mit Micky Maus, Donald Duck, Asterix und Co.!
Vor allem Belgien, Frankreich und Japan verausgaben viele Briefmarken zum Thema mit ihren eigenen Comichelden.
Im neuen Motiv-Band sind auch Briefmarken enthalten, die neben den Comicausschnitten selbst Autoren, Unternehmer oder andere eng verbundene Motive zeigen. Dazu gehört beispielsweise auch das Gebäude des belgischen Comic-Museums.
Die Auswahl des neuen MICHEL-Motivbandes Comics erfolgte wieder mit der Listenfunktion des MICHEL-Online, mit der sich jeder Sammler eigene Sammelgebiete zusammenstellen und drucken lassen kann.
Über 2100 Farbabbildungen und ca. 15.500 Preisbewertungen
Neuheiten bis MICHEL-Rundschau 4/2020
Edition: 1. Aufl.
Format: 148 mm x 210 mm, Paperback
Erscheinungsdatum: 7 August 2020
Edition: 1. Aufl., in Farbe
Format: 148 mm x 210 mm, kartoniert
Verlag: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: 20 Dezember 2019
Check also some pins from our pinterest board Comics on Stamps to give you an idea of the variety of stamps that exist:
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